“In the Beginning God”

It is either All Gods Word or not gods’ word at all!

The very first sentence of the Bible is very precious to me. In my early quest to know God I listened to many Pastors, Teachers, Family Members, Friends, Co-Workers. All had a view based on their own experiences

But experiences and opinions have nothing to do with who God IS. God has revealed HIMSELF to us only within His recorded words contained in the Holy Bible. I appreciated the input of many, but have come to respect and trust only the pure Word of God.

At the onset of my journey I heard the word Apologetics.  I thought why would their be a category based on apologizing for the word of God. I was ignorant and immature in the Faith. Later I understood that the word Apologetics meant the study of how to defend your faith in an ever-increasing hostile environment.

As a Believer I have found my greatest passion is to learn how to defend my faith. The more I have studied, the more I have tested my faith in battle the more I have understood beyond any doubt… that without the Judeo/Christian Bible we would have no Idea, and no Revelation of who God is. Man on his own could never know who God is. Instead God has chosen to reveal Himself in only ONE Book. This book is a gift kept pure throughout the centuries of mankind’s earthly journey. This book will remain as a witness to the love, compassion, mercy and grace of our God for the coming epochs of eternity to the redeemed of all ages.

The Bible is the Autobiography of God in which He has revealed both Himself, humanities ultimate death sentence, His chosen Messiah / Redeemer / Savior, and the detailed history of mankind’s past, present and future. As I have said before, you are part of the Bibles Pre-written History; because you are part of mankind.

The question is whether you will be part of the continuing history of the Son of God. For the history of man is coming to a close. But the history of the Son of God is just beginning. All history is …HIS story.

The Bibles beginning account of Creation is as much historical fact as are the accounts of the people, places and events recorded in it. The Bible is unique in that it is the only book of its kind that uses pre-recorded history (prophecy), to substantiate that it is written by God through the inspiration of both the Jewish Prophets and Jewish Apostles.

Today we live by faith rather than by sight. It’s difficult for most of us to do this. But God has given us a mind to think and reason with. It is my hope and prayer that you will be able to engage your mind and think thru the defendable prophetic and historical facts of Scripture.

When you do this, you will understand that:

Faith is trust based on evidence…We choose to believe.

GOD BECAME A MAN …so HE could rescue “Some of us” that Believe.

No one has been left out of His invitation to come to Him…not even you.

The Bible IS the autobiography of God.

Yeshua / Jesus when He died on the Cross said “It is Finished”…but it is by NO Means the end of the story! 

The “Greatest Story Ever Told” is about New Beginnings, a new Creation, a new Universe, a new Earth that will join with Heaven…and a new You.

Salvation is not about mans religion, but about a Personal Relationship between you and the SON of GOD.

“God has planted eternity in the hearts of all men”…if you but seek HIM and understand you will gain the assurance of your Salvation.

God is collecting all of His tears and all of humanities tears in a bottle. In the end there will be a new beginning. For now God sheds tears over you. Soon when He comes again there will be no more tears.

The fire in Gods eyes will have evaporated all the tears HE has shed over wayward people throughout time and history.

God gave us all free will. Everyone will go to the place they have chosen…He will grant their wishes forever.

You cannot pick and choose what you want to believe from Gods word. If you do then I question your faith and the road you are on.

To all who never believed the foundational statement by God when He wrote “In the Beginning God”…then you must question every word after that statement.

As you begin to question you will find that you have spent your life building your house of faith on shifting sand and not the rock foundation of Faith in God and His literal Word to us.

For you, His Mercy and Grace will be gone…as He comes back only in Judgment.

But if you know Him and have a personal relationship with Him, and believe in the complete council of God; then He comes to you in Song, with a smile in His heart that will light up your heart forever.

“He who was seated on the throne said I am making everything new! Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

“Look to Me ALL you ends of the earth!

For I AM God and there is no other”

“Quiet…be Still…and KNOW that I am God”.

In the Old Testament book of 1 Kings: Ch.18, beginning in verse 20 thru Ch.19:13, there is a story of Elijah the Prophet and how he killed 450 priests of Baal but then feared for his life and hid in a cave. The Lord God spoke to Elijah asking him why he was hiding in the cave. Then God told him to go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord and behold the Lord passed by.

“And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire and after the fire a sound of a gentle wind”…and Elijah went out and stood at the caves entrance and Gods voice spoke to him.

Today, God does not speak in a voice to us. No, you will not hear an audible voice. But if you quiet your heart before him, He will speak to your heart through HIS written word.

The question for all of you who have had courses in World Religions is simply which voice (Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Mormonism, etc.) is the TRUE voice of God. There can only be one Truth, everything else must be a lie.

All those religions I mentioned claim to come from THE God. Most people today believe that all religions ultimately provide the same path to God. Yet, when you study for yourself, the God of these religions, you will find their Gods are all very different from each other. Which God do you believe? Which religion is true?

I have been talking to people since May of 1985 about THE God I serve. The conversations always come down to the question of “What Is Truth?” All of us have beliefs in something, but are those beliefs based on personal investigation or a shallow, belief that parrots the opinions of other people. People repeating what they have heard, people who have never taken the time to investigate any of the religions let alone life’s most important question…Where do I go when I die and what’s waiting for me upon my arrival?

Each of you know that life is short. The Bible calls your life a “puff of smoke”…your here, then gone. At the very best you will be remembered by 2 generations.

Do yourself a favor. Take a deep breath and ask the REAL God to make HIMSELF known to you…listen, quietly, as HE Whispers to your Heart. He wants you to know who He really is…He waits patiently for you to find Him…and when you do He will let you know HIM personally.